Apparatus for Bone Regeneration Studies and Orthopedic Medicine


Executive Summary


In the field of orthopedic medicine, there are limited standards for laboratory testing of animals in bone regeneration studies. MSU researchers have created an apparatus for use in bone research to enable reproducible results in bone and orthopedic medicine experiments that could also be used for standardizing bone studies within the field.


Description of Technology


This is an apparatus for bone fracture and regeneration studies in bone biology and orthopedic medicine. It can be used to study consistent and repeatable fractures in long bones of laboratory animals. This is especially useful in research applications when controlling experimental variables is essential, for example in the validation of treatments of bone regeneration or bone repair, and can be adaptable for a variety of research uses and multiple different species of laboratory animals.


Key Benefits

  • Standardize bone studies.
  • Adaptable setting for reproducible research with laboratory animals.
  • Results are highly reproducible, enabling accurate studies that can produce statistically relevant data.



  • Research tool in bone regeneration and bone biology studies.


Patent Status: 

Under review


Licensing Rights Available:


Full licensing rights available


Inventors: Dr. Kurt Hankenson, Robert Zondervan


Tech ID: TEC2017-0064


Patent Information:


For Information, Contact:

Bradley Shaw
Technology Manager
Michigan State University